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Tokio Marine Kiln brings AXA XL underwriters to build A&H book

11 April, 2019 - 13:14
Specialist and corporate insurer Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has hired two underwriters from re/insurer AXA XL to expand its accident & health (A&H) book of business in the global market.

Italy's Generali to invest €1bn in new asset management company ThreeSixty Investments

11 April, 2019 - 11:11
Italian insurer Generali Group is creating a new asset management company, called ThreeSixty Investments, with an investment of €1 billion in the first fund as strategic capital.

Zurich, CoverWallet expand SME insurance platform in Europe following "exceptional results"

11 April, 2019 - 10:59
Zurich Insurance Group and insurtech start-up CoverWallet have expanded their insurance platform for small and medium-enterprise (SMEs) to Switzerland — the second European country after Spain to implement the innovative model.

Zurich hires Aon's Marco Royer as new head of liability in Canada

11 April, 2019 - 10:00
Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Marco Royer as new head of liability for Zurich Canada, with effect from July 1.

Chubb moves Mitchell to succeed Robinson as UK & Ireland retail division president

11 April, 2019 - 09:55
Property/casualty insurer Chubb has appointed Sara Mitchell as division president for the UK and Ireland retail business.

Rising secondary perils a ‘wake-up call’ for insurers: Swiss Re

10 April, 2019 - 15:45
Global insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2018 were $76 billion, with over 60 percent resulting from so-called “secondary” perils - small-to-mid sized events or secondary effects of a primary peril, a Swiss Re sigma study has revealed.

McLarens to launch new agriculture division as it refocuses growth strategy

10 April, 2019 - 15:31
McLarens, a global loss adjuster specialising in complex, commercial and niche markets, is planning to launch a new agriculture division as it looks to refocus on the sector and align it strategically with its wider UK operation.

Beazley appoints former Direct Line CFO and Microsoft UK COO to enhance board's skills

10 April, 2019 - 15:05
Specialty insurer Beazley has appointed Nicola Hodson and John Reizenstein as non-executive directors as it looks to "enhance the board's skills" in the areas of technology, data and operations.

Cyber MGA Bewica launches broker portal, API platform targeting SMEs

10 April, 2019 - 14:15
Bewica, a managing general agent (MGA) and Lloyd’s coverholder specialising in cyber risk, has launched a new platform targeting brokers and intermediaries that provides cyber risk assessment and reporting tools for SMEs.

Mental health a priority as MS Amlin partners with psychologist

10 April, 2019 - 11:04
Global specialty re/insurer MS Amlin has partnered with a clinical psychologist to raise awareness of mental health at work and support World Health Day.

Floods cause $8bn damage in March 2019, finds Aon catastrophe report

10 April, 2019 - 10:48
Floods around the world cost the global economy $8 billion in March 2019, according to the Aon Global Catastrophe Recap report.

Tokio Marine HCC exits US bond business

10 April, 2019 - 10:42
Specialty insurance group Tokio Marine HCC has sold its bail bond operations to what it calls "a prominent player in the industry" as it exits the business in the US.

HDI leads €12m funding round in Germany's IoT, blockchain start-up Next Big Thing

10 April, 2019 - 09:55
Berlin-based Next Big Thing (NBT), a startup incubator for the internet of things (IoT) services and blockchain technology, has raised €12 million in funding led by Talanx group's industrial insurer HDI Global.

Third Point Re hires Allied World's Gibbons to lead specialty treaty portfolio

10 April, 2019 - 09:43
Bermuda-based Third Point Reinsurance Company has hired Tracey Gibbons to lead its specialty treaty division.

Everest Insurance hires wholesale distribution leader from AIG's Lexington

10 April, 2019 - 09:39
Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance division of Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, has appointed Rick Taute as vice president, marketing & distribution and national wholesale distribution leader for insurance.

Ardonagh’s Ross reports strong growth in 2018 annual results

9 April, 2019 - 11:21
UK-based broker Ardonagh Group chief executive David Ross said the firm had “a number of reasons to celebrate” as it unveiled “strong income growth” in its 2018 year end results.

StarStone hires Validus CEO Ed Noonan and PartnerRe's Dick Sanford to drive 'profitable growth'

9 April, 2019 - 11:05
Enstar-owned global specialty insurer StarStone has made several appointments to its global leadership team including industry veterans Ed Noonan and Dick Sanford.

Chubb gains licence to enter Myanmar life insurance market

9 April, 2019 - 11:05
Property/casualty insurer Chubb has secured approval from the Myanmar Ministry of Planning and Finance to establish a wholly owned life insurance subsidiary in the country.

New cyber risk insurance solution launched in Asia Pacific

9 April, 2019 - 10:18
Specialist insurance provider Delta Insurance has launched a new cyber-protection and insurance solution in Asia Pacific, in partnership with London-based cybersecurity company DynaRisk.

Building the future of underwriting

9 April, 2019 - 09:00
In an industry facing a tidal wave of data, artificial intelligence is the key to unlocking superior underwriting performance. Intelligent Insurer investigates.


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